Board of Judges

Each year, the Journalism Education Association enlists the service of hundreds of volunteers to serve as judges for various awards, contests and competitions. These educators and professionals represent the highest tier of expertise in their respective fields, and their service makes JEA programming possible.

2019 Board of Judges

Spring 2019 JEA Write-offs — Anaheim

Kathy Abdul
Kheira Adda
Travis Armknecht
Sara-Beth Badalamente
Natalie Barnard
Laurie Bender
Hillary Blayney
Alyssa Boeringer
John Bowen
Candace Bowen
Candace Brandt
Samantha Brockschmidt
Christian Brown
Beth Ann Brown
Jeff Browne
Claire Burke
Rich Cameron
Erin Castellano
Andrew Chambers
Richard Chang
Adriana Chavira
Kaitlin Christian
Curtis Christian
Kate Clark
Erin Coggins
Scott Collins
Sandra Coyer
Bernadette Cranmer
Jessie Cunningham
Kim Dantas
Christopher Davis
Jason Davis
Adam Dawkins
Kristy Dekat
Vince DeMiero
Annette Deming
Jackson DeMos
Hillary DeVoss
Natalie Djabourian
Gaby Doyle
Linda Drake
Ranae Duncan
Mitch Eden
Kaitlin Edgerton
Ian Edwards
Amy Elker
Brian Erickson
Troy Espera
Michelle Evenson
Carrie Faust
Brenda Field
Bill Flechtner
Megan Fromm
J.D. Garber
Brian Garcia
Bonnie Girard
Annie Gorenstein
Brenda Gorsuch
Nicole Gravlin
Peggy Gregory
Karl Grubaugh
Adriana Guzman
Stacy Hardcastle
Charla Harris
Nancy Hastings
Marina Hendricks
Casandra Hernandez Rios
Jennifer Higgins
Ida Hoffmann
Joe Humphrey
Kristen Hunter Flores
Jessica Hunziker
Marva Hutchinson
Tyler Johnson
Emily Jorgensen
Marsha Kalkowski
Lori Keekley
Jessica Kemnitz
Jack Kennedy
Jordyn Kiel
Sarah Kirksey
Debra Klevens
Diana Klote
Taylor Kreilmann
Sharon Kubicek
Sarah-Anne Lanman
Matt LaPorte
Samantha Lasarow
Evelyn Lauer
Dennis Leizear
Tommy Li
Gary Lindsay
Michael Malcolm-Bjorklund
Katy Mangrich
Talitha Martin
Joy McCaleb
Jim McCarthy
Kim McCarthy
Karin McKerney
Mike McLaughlin
Katie Merritt
Gary Metzker
Mark Middlebrook
Erin Moeckel
R.J. Morgan
Patrick Moring
Jeremy Murphy
Shawn Murphy
Judith Murray
Andrea Negri
Laura Negri
Kelly Neiman
Abrianna Nelson
Susan G. Newell
Sarah Nichols
Casey Nichols
David Nuttall
Katherine Patrick
Susan Pavelka
Meghan Percival
Katherine Persitz
Marci Pieper
Kate Plows
Mindy Pomper-Johnson
Christina Porcelli-Wilson
Thomas Price
Jayme Quick
Nina Quintana
Kirt Ramirez
Michael Reeves
Ray Richmond
Dave Riggs
Hannah Robison
Jillian Ryan
Shelby Schmidt
Kathy Schrier
Ed Serna
Hannah Shapiro
Karen Slusher
Aaron Smith
Emily Smith
Nancy E. Smith
Hallie Smith
Matthew Smith
Shirley Sokolosky
Margaret Sorrows
Karla Sprague
Allie Staub
Carol Strauss
Erin Sucher-Grady
Susan Sutton
Kristin Taylor
Stacy Tenace
Diana Thomas
Debbie Thrasher
Cindy Todd
Laura Totten
Chris Twombley
Marcela Valdivia
Sarah Verpooten
Ann Visser
Lawrence Wayman
Carrie Webbenhurst
Mark Webber
David Weikert
Jonathan Weller
John Welsh
Carmen Wendt
Mindy Wiedebusch
Drake Witham
Vicky Wolfe Bender
Casandra Workman
Jo Zimmerman
Nancy Zubiri

SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest

Samantha Berry
Desiree Tabor Carter
Adam Dawkins
Sue Everett
Katie Frazier
Michelle Harmon
Gaby Herbst
Patrick Johnson
Nima Kapadia
Evelyn Lauer
Heather Nagel
Kristi Rathbun
Ben Reed
Mike Riley
Colleen Simpson
Emily Smith
Jim Straub
Leslie Thompson
Leah Waters

Journalist of the Year Scholarships

Shari Adwers
Samantha Berry
Taylor Blatchford
Cherie Burgett
Claire Burke
Ava Butzu
Kyle Carter
Elizabeth Cyr
Justin Daigle
Adam Dawkins
John Dent
Brenda Field
Katie Frazier
Christina Geabhart
Rebekah Goode-Peoples
Susan Gregory
Michelle Harmon
Erinn Harris
Gabrielle Herbst
Joe Humphrey
Jessica Hunziker
Emilee Hussak
Patrick Johnson
Jack Kennedy
Kari Koshiol
Dennis Leizear
Jim McCrossen
Amy Morgan
Judith Murray
Natalie Niemeyer
Megan Palmer
Tom Patrick
Kyle Phillips
Jon Reese
Danielle Ryan
Teresa Scribner
Colleen Simpson
Emily Smith
Leslie Thompson
Lisa Van Etta
Randy Vonderheid
Leah Waters
Tony Willis
Casandra Workman
Mitch Ziegler
Bretton Zinger

2019 Junior High / Middle School National Media Contest

Allie Staub, chair
Cori Basulto-Fraga
Gina Claus
Bernadette Cranmer
Justin Daigle
Jason Davis
Sara Gonzales
Tiffany Hamilton
Trudy Hurd
Debra Klevens
Samantha Lasarow
Dennis Leizear
Michael Malcom-Bjorklund
Aaron Manfull
Katie Merritt
Jackie Mink
Meghan Moore
Katie Moreno
Mark Murray
Lori Oglesbee
Mary Patrick
Erin Radke
Scarlet Sager
Megan Sebold
Ginny Shikle
Stacey Skoric
Nancy E. Smith
Mark Webber
Anita Wertz
Laura Zhu

Aspiring Young Journalist Award

Renee Burke
Kristi Rathbun
Beth Shull

Fall 2019 JEA Write-offs — Washington, D.C.

TBD

Business Professionals of America Photography and Broadcast News Contests

Shari Adwers
Sara-Beth Badalamente
Jane Blystone
Kyle Carter
Greg Cooper
Bonnie Dodwell
Joel Garver
Kelly Glasscock
Kim McCarthy
Tim Morley
Evert Nelson
Sarah Nichols
Mason Swenson
Justin Turner
Jessica Young

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